Aggressive dog training is one of the most important elements of being a responsible owner. Dogs that are not trained to obey their owners and learn acceptable behavior will become an issue for everyone. When a dog is allowed to act how he or she wants, it creates problems for everyone. In order to learn the best way to stop dog aggressive behavior, we must first understand exactly what causes aggressive behavior in dogs.
Some dogs have a genetic predisposition toward aggression toward humans and other animals. Other dogs may be taught to be aggressive toward humans, but these dogs might also have been abused in their own home or environment. Socialization and training are important for correcting genetic tendencies toward aggression toward people and other animals. However, we must remember that the dog’s behavior is still the product of the dog’s previous conditioning and experiences.
Aggressive behavior can also be caused by a lack of exercise or a lack of proper diet. A dog who stays indoors all day without going out does not get much exercise. He does not need exercise to stay healthy and physically fit. Likewise, a dog that eats a lot of processed foods and has no carbohydrates to burn also does not get enough exercise. Both of these issues can be solved by implementing a good dog training program.
Aggressive behavior can also be caused by lack of effective dog training. The basic concept of dog training is to teach a dog how to behave correctly. Once the dog understands and obeys a command, the owner can take over and train the dog in other ways to avoid aggressive behavior. By combining dog training with a good program of dog socialization and leadership training, aggression can be avoided. These methods are often combined into a special package called ‘Leash to Lead’, which can really help with aggressive behavior.
One simple way of training your dog to be friendly and to relieve itself outdoors is to use the command ‘Stay’. This can be used for inside as well as outdoors. If you catch your dog urinating on the floor, simply put him down and take him outside to his designated spot. Then correct this problem by teaching your dog that it is not acceptable to urinate on the floor and that you will punish him if he does.
In addition to using the ‘Stay’ command for aggressive behavior, you can use ‘Sit’ and ‘Stay’ as well. For example, if your dog decides to urinate in the corner of your house, you would say “Stay” and then point to the corner. If your dog remains in the corner, you would repeat the ‘Sit’ command until he stops urinating in that particular corner. This can be an excellent dog training technique to stop aggressive behavior in particular rooms or areas of your house.
Another effective technique is to ignore aggressive behavior. There are lots of exceptions to this rule but dogs generally understand that if they want something, they have to ask for it first. Ignore aggressive behavior in dogs by responding appropriately. If the dog continues to act in a way that you consider unacceptable, simply remove him from the room or take him to his designated elimination area.
One last way to stop aggressive behavior in dogs is to ignore him when he is being aggressive towards you. This is similar to disciplining a child with ADHD. You can do this by simply turning your back on the dog when he is trying to hit you or her with the ball or even by simply not letting him touch you at all. The main difference is that you will not be shouting at the dog when he tries to attack you or hurt you. He may simply look away or show his teeth. Of course, you can always grab the dog by the scruff and pull him back into the appropriate area where you want him to go.